The test, which will be held on 12, 13 and 14 October, still has the registrations open and will gather about 300 participants
The fourth edition of the X-Sauce 2 Kingdoms MTB Race will be played on 12, 13 and 14 October with stages starting in Murcia, Corvera and Archena, as the organization has revealed, which is run by the Murcia Challenge club, in the official presentation, which was held in the Moneo building, Murcia City Council, with the assistance of the technical managers of the race, the president of the Federation of Cycling of the Region of Murcia, Sergio Martinez, and the Councilor for Sports , Felipe Coello.
The mountain bike test in the form of bike marathon, which has been consolidated in just three years, will have the participation of about 300 cyclists from all over the country, who can do one, two or all three stages. One of the main objectives of the race is to make known natural and historical spaces through the world of cycling, and where an epoch during the VIII to the XV centuries was known as the Middle Ages, intertwining the Arab and Christian culture throughout of the centuries. The inscriptions are still open on the website www.2reinosmtbrace.com.
The categories are individual male and female, racer finisher (3 stages), profinisher (second and third stage), sub-23, master-30, master-40, master-50, master-60 and elite. There will also be prizes for male, female and mixed couples. By teams there are several modalities open, such as federated cycling clubs, for private corporations and sports centers, and security forces and bodies, including military and firefighters.
The first stage, which will be held on Friday the 12th, will be a spectacular chrono-climb with a climb to the peak of the Clockmaker, in the El Valle Regional Park, which will depart from the La Alberca football field. It will have a route of 12 kilometers and a positive difference of 660 meters.
The second stage will cover the Sierra de Carrascoy with an exit on the football field of the district of Corvera. It will have a route of 66 kilometers, with 1,600 meters of vertical drop. It will be a tough day on Saturday, October 13, with a rompepiernas route that will test the resistance of the participants.
Finally, Sunday 14 will celebrate the last day, which will have a spectacular tour of the Sierra de Ricote. The start will be on the Archena football field, to face 61 kilometers with a difference of 1,460 meters.
This bike marathon test will have the route fully signposted and the organization recommends the participants the use of GPS.
In the 2017 edition of the 2 Reinos MTB, Xavi Borras Molina and Desiree Moya Navarrete were the winners. The cyclist of Olympia Spain reached the lead on the second day, after winning the first Jesus del Nero Madrid, who finished second in the general. In females, Moya dominated from start to finish, finishing the Manzanares Berria Racing Team rider ahead of Violeta Sigrid Sánchez and Celia Ruiz Viñaspre.